- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - A Biddeford man accused of bringing a woman from Maine to prostitute her in New Hampshire is now pleading guilty to a federal interstate pimping charge.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1QMcuE3 ) 49-year-old Leo Grondin initially pleaded not guilty in September. A grand jury indicted him in August on a felony charge of transporting an individual in interstate commerce with intent that she engage in prostitution.

Grondin reversed his plea Tuesday in federal court in Portland.

The daughter of a woman in her 50s reported that she discovered emails about prostitution on her mother’s cellphone on July 9. Police tracked Grondin and the woman to a New Hampshire hotel.

Grondin faces 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000. His sentencing is slated for Jan. 28.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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